Enhanced geothermal can be a major climate change solution

2019-08-31

in Economics, Science, The environment

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. September 5, 2019 at 5:44 pm

$10M first-of-its-kind geothermal pilot project underway in Alberta

‘You can literally put it in someone’s backyard,’ says Eavor’s CEO

. April 11, 2020 at 8:19 pm

Geothermal energy comes from heat beneath the earth’s surface that we can tap into to generate electricity and to heat and cool our buildings. In a report released last year detailing the growth potential of geothermal energy, the Department of Energy called it “America’s untapped energy giant.”

Unlike wind and the sun, subsurface heat is available 24/7, perpetually replenished by the radioactive decay of minerals deeper down. But compared to wind and solar farms, geothermal power plants are expensive to build. The cost can range from $2,000 to $5,000 per installed kilowatt, and even the least expensive geothermal plant in the U.S. costs more than double that of a utility-scale solar farm. Engineers have to drill thousands of feet into the ground to reach reservoirs of water and rock hotter than 300 degrees F in order for the plants to be economical. Plants generate electricity by pumping steam or hot water up from those reservoirs to spin a turbine which powers a generator.

https://grist.org/energy/as-oil-crashes-americas-untapped-energy-giant-could-rise/

Milan September 16, 2020 at 1:52 pm

Why Canada’s geothermal industry is finally gaining ground

Heat from below the Earth’s surface has provided a reliable source of electricity for decades in many countries — but not Canada. Now, several projects underway in western provinces could herald a new era for this untapped resource and offer job opportunities for former oil and gas workers

. September 16, 2020 at 6:00 pm

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF CANADA

OPEN FILE 7350

Geothermal Energy Potential for Northern Communities

S.E. Grasby, J. Majorowicz, G. McCune

. November 9, 2020 at 7:49 pm

Unlimited, on-demand renewable energy anywhere in the world — is Eavor-Loop climate change’s holy grail? | Recharge

https://www.rechargenews.com/transition/unlimited-on-demand-renewable-energy-anywhere-in-the-world-is-eavor-loop-climate-changes-holy-grail-/2-1-901385

. November 27, 2020 at 7:37 pm

Saskatchewan driller hits ‘gusher’ with ground-breaking geothermal well that offers hope for oil workers

A first for Canada and the world, the well can produce enough electricity to power 3,000 homes

. February 1, 2021 at 7:59 pm
. February 1, 2021 at 8:01 pm
. February 17, 2021 at 6:40 pm

Big oil invests in Eavor’s “holy grail” pump-free geothermal loops

https://newatlas.com/energy/bp-chevron-eavor-geothermal-loop/

. March 15, 2021 at 5:05 pm

Geothermal energy on horizon in B.C. with Fort Nelson First Nation project

https://thenarwhal.ca/geothermal-energy-fort-nelson-fn-ottawa/

. March 15, 2021 at 5:06 pm

$40 million for Indigenous-owned geothermal project expected to ‘revolutionize the North’

A new Indigenous-owned and operated geothermal project one giant step towards renewable energy for Northern B.C.

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